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What do LSE Geography & Environment graduates do?

In 2014/15, 87.79% of leavers from the Department of Geography and Environment were in employment, completing further study or doing something else six months after graduation.

Geography and Environment graduates were employed in a range of careers including:

Many leavers continued their academic study to postgraduate level, specialising in areas of environmental policy, urbanisation and economic development, with a significant proportion opting to continue their studies at LSE.

The median starting salary of graduates from the Geography and Environment department working full time in the UK was £30,500 in 2014/15.  

To find out more about LSE graduate destinations by specific Geography & Environment degree programmes, see graduate destinations by course.

Graduate profiles

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Employability skills

Graduates from the Department of Geography and Environment are equipped with a portfolio of skills which employers in all sectors look for. These include general skills such as being well organised and having effective communication skills alongside course specific skills. The department produces highly trained geographers, skilled in economic, social and environmental geography.

Specific skills gained from studying within the Department of Geography and Environment at LSE include:

  • the ability to understand and manipulate statistical data and make decisions based on that data
  • the ability to absorb and evaluate both qualitative and quantitative information
  • advanced critical thinking skills, i.e.being able to critically examine information before accepting it
  • knowledge and understanding of using methods of social and spatial analysis and research techniques which form the foundation for final year independent work